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According to American Heart Association’s 2018 statistics, cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 836,546 deaths in the U.S. That’s about one of every three deaths, and about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke.
“Some of this rise in heart disease may be attributed to the stricter guidelines defining high blood pressure, which the American Heart Association began enforcing in 2017 along with the American College of Cardiology,” says Mache Seibel, MD.
But other reasons that we can change to lower risk include:
A warning, however, from the latest 2019 study shows HRT tablets are associated with increased blood clot risk—but not patches, creams, or gels. Hot flashes during menopause are not just about quality of life but may also be linked to the risk of heart issues, making it even more important to combat them.
Hormone therapy in the form of transdermal (through the skin) estrogen gel like Divigel has been found to be the best and safest way to reduce hot flashes because, unlike estrogen pills, transdermal estrogen appears not to increase blood clotting. Women who are pregnant or nursing, cancer patients, and menopausal women avoiding hormone therapy or those who are on HT but still experiencing vaginal dryness can find estrogen-free relief with over the counter options such as Replens Moisturizer, which promotes the healing of the vaginal tissues and naturally restores moisture.
“You owe it to yourself to figure it out, so you don't have to tough it out,” adds Seibel.
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